Q    How do you personally handle times of suffering?

A    I’ve found that one of the best remedies for my times of suffering is prayer – but not prayer for myself. Instead, I ask the Holy Spirit to help me intercede for others who have needs as real as my own. I’m always amazed at how quickly I am made better on the way to helping someone else.

Q    How am I supposed to have the spiritual and emotional strength to pray for others when my own life is so out of sorts?

A   You couldn’t if it depended on you – but thankfully, it doesn’t. The Holy Spirit, who lives in the heart of every believer, helps us in our weaknesses. He intercedes for us, but He will also intercede through us for others if we will make ourselves available to Him.